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About The Trip

We’re hosting a trip for 15 students from around the world to participate in a week-long tour of Armenia.

Company Visits

Meet and interact with Armenia’s best companies, venture capitalists, research labs and start-ups in areas such as AI & ML, cyber-security, healthtech and blockchain.

EXCURSIONS

Explore Armenia’s rich historical heritage and visit some of the world’s oldest monasteries, temples and churches. We’ll go zip-lining, hiking and jet-skiing!

NIGHTS OUT

Experience Yerevan’s vibrant nightlife - dance at the best nightclubs and rooftop lounges, and enjoy the ambiance and live music at wine bars and jazz clubs!

Yerevan

June 16-23

Deadline

15 May

15 participants

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All Inclusive

$499 + Flights

Trip Schedule

Visit Armenia’s most popular sports park, Yell, with some of the top entrepreneurs in Armenia.

Enjoy Khorovatz, one of Armenia’s must-try dishes, after your ziplining excursion.

Tour Hero House , a leading innovation hub in Yerevan, and meet a variety of start-ups and VCs including SmartGate VC, illuria security, Embry Tech and Gate 42-Quantum Computing Research Lab.

A night out in the city.

Meet with the CEOs and Growth Directors at Armenia’s best tech companies, including Webb Fontaine and Synergy.

Try local delicacies and explore Armenia’s biggest and best fresh food market.

Take a tour of Wine Works, the incubator winery that’s revolutionised Armenian wines and brought fame to Armenian winemakers.

Dine with recent Armenian repatriates and join them to Saryan Street - now known as “Wine Street” - where we’ll explore wine and tapas bars.

Meet with the CEOs and Directors of Growth at Armenia’s most renowned tech companies including Triada Studio, 2Hz and XCloud Networks.

Enjoy the best views of Mount Ararat over lunch at Charents’ Arch, where the famous Armenian writer Yeghishe Charents wrote a majority of his poems.

View the beauty of Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple - the only pagan temple left undestroyed when Armenia adopted Christianity.

Tour TUMO Centre and meet with several tech start-ups, including PicsArt, Mentor Graphics, Disqo and Intelinair.

A night out in the city.

Visit ARLOOPA, leading start-up in VR and gaming. Also visit Synopsys, a company with the second largest R&D centre in Armenia.

Take a tour of Wine Works, the incubator winery that’s revolutionised Armenian wines and brought fame to Armenian winemakers.

Visit ISTC and Vineti, Armenia’s best research labs and healthtech company.

Attend a panel discussion with leading figures in healthcare and discuss topics including Armenia’s EHR/EMR systems and the Armenian Genome Project.

Discover Kond House, an existential bar that offers unique cocktails and is home to Yerevan’s underground culture.

Try the fresh produce at Armenia’s most innovative agricultural sites and greenhouses!

Visit Vernissage, where Yerevan’s most gifted artisans sell souvenirs, from handmade jewellery to chess boards and carpets.

Attend a panel discussion with leading figures in impact investment, economic development, and social impact start-ups. Understand the socio-economic issues facing Armenia and discover several sustainable development projects.

Meet with the CEOs and Growth Directors at Armenia’s best tech companies, including gg , VMware and SFL.

Dance and enjoy delicious cocktails.

Take a hike with the best entrepreneurs in Armenia.

Enjoy fresh fish, right out of Lake Sevan.

Choose to relax or go jet-skiing!

Say goodbye with a memorable night at a goodbye dinner.

Scheduled events and timings are subject to change, and all events are optional for all participants.

Team

We’re a team of students, entrepreneurs and investors passionate about the tech ecosystem in Armenia. We’re excited to share the wonderful progress being made here with students from around the world!

Anthony Ari Avedissian

Lilit Dallakyan

Chris Arman Kiloyan

FAQ

Who’s eligible to participate?
Any current undergraduate or postgraduate students, and recent graduates - last 2 years. Only 15 tickets are available so register now!
$499 covers everything but your flight! Meals, accomodation, airport transfer, transport, excursions, company visits, and nights-out!
We’ll be staying at AGBU’s recently renovated Vahe Karapetyan centre in Yerevan. There’ll be housekeeping services, laundry, free wi-fi and 24/7 security.
Our dates are 16 June 2019 - 23 June 2019.
Of course! If you’d like to do so, we’re more than happy to help you find places to stay and give suggestions about places to visit!
Armenian law doesn't require either travel or health insurance. If you'd like to arrange this, we'd be happy to help - contact us!
I'm not Armenian. Can I apply?
Of course! Being Armenian is definitely not a requirement!
May 15 or as soon as we have 15 sign-ups.
A passport valid at least 6 months after the trip.
Please click here to check whether or not you need a visa.
Yes, we’ll do our best to help anyone to join us - just contact us!
Of course! Apply here.

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